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Serious COVID cases pass 100, in first since start of May

People, some wearing face masks, walk on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem, July 25, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
People, some wearing face masks, walk on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem, July 25, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The Health Ministry reports a further rise in serious cases, which pass 100 for the first time since the start of May.

Of the 101 people hospitalized in serious condition, 24 are listed as critical and 19 are on ventilators.

According to the ministry, 736 infections have been confirmed since midnight, with active cases dipping slightly to 10,977.

There have been 860,344 total infections and 6,460 COVID deaths recorded in Israel since the pandemic began.

The positive test rate so far today stands at 1.78 percent, similar to recent days.

The ministry also says 1,389 people have received a first vaccine dose today and 5,631 got their second shot, amid a push by the government to boost the national vaccine rate as Israel deals with a renewed rise in morbidity.

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